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4 Factors that cause hot and cold spots


Have you ever experienced a bizarre area in your home where the temperature seems considerably cooler or hotter than the rest of your house? It’s actually a common problem in homes in the North Shore and Northwest Suburbs. Those hot and cold spots are due to issues with your HVAC system.

There are many factors that could cause hot and cold spots:

  • Is your HVAC unit properly sized for the space being heated/cooled?
  • How many vents do you have and where they are placed?
  • What is the actual configuration of the ductwork in your home?
  • Are your insulation levels sufficient?

An American Weathermakers technician may find that placement of doors and windows and even the actual position of your home and surrounding trees can affect your heating and cooling situation.

In an attempt to combat the problem, many new homes are actually being built with zoned temperature controls. By using different thermostats and damper controls, each room and area in a home can be heated or cooled independently. Retrofitting an older home with such a system may help eliminate spotty comfort, but without assessing all factors it’s practically impossible to create a sure-fire solution.

As summer approaches, we’ll be looking at this frequently reported problem so Chicago area homeowners can stay as comfortable as possible.

Contact us at (847) 503-9497 today and we’ll help you figure out why your home has hot and cold zones and what you can do about it!

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